Anu Malik was born as Anwar Sardaar Malik on 2 November, 1960. He is a music director, singer, actor, director, and producer in the Hindi film industry. He has composed music for more than 350 various kinds of films.

In 1977, Anu Malik made his debut as a music composer with the film Hunterwali. As a music director, he has created many commercially successful songs for Bollywood. He is widely known for employing Tabla beats in his songs, including “Taal Pe Jab”‘ and “Mere Humsafar” from the film Refugee, “Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal” from Main Hoon Na, “Eli Re Eli” from Yaadein and “Baazigar O Baazigar” from the film Baazigar. He is revered as the iconic music composer of the Hindi film industry. His successful compositions includes films like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Mein Khiladi Tu Anari,  Virasat, Ishq, Border, Jaanam Samjha Karo, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, Murder, Josh, Fida, Ashoka, Main Hu Naa, Refugee, Kambakkht Ishq, Shootout at Wadala, Yamla Pagla Deewana , Dum Laga Ke Haisha and among several others. He is the recipient of several awards including seven Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, a Silver Lotus for his music for J.P. Dutta’s Refugee and the Filmfare Special Jury Award. 

Some of his notable songs include:

Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen

Oonchi Hai Building

Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal

Chamma Chamma

Moh Moh Ke Dhaage

Anu Malik tied nuptial knot with Anju Anu Malik, with whom he has two daughters named Anmol Malik (Singer / Composer) and Ada Malik. His nephews are the popular playback singers Armaan Malik and Amaal Mallik. In 1995, he was accused of plagiarism by Pakistani Qawwali musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who claimed that he had plagiarized some of his songs, including “Mera Piya Ghar Aaya” in Yaarana. Anu Malik was accused of sexual harassment in October 2018 by some women. Singer Shweta Pandit accused him of making unwanted sexual pass at her when she was 15 years old.  Malik denied the allegations, but public criticisms led him to quit as a judge of the music reality show Indian Idol. Singer Alisha Chinoy, who had filed a case against him for molestation in the 1990s, backed the allegations. Prior to sexual harassment allegations, he had appeared as a judge for the talent reality show Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega.

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